Effect of different activating agents on the production of activated carbon from Raw Date Fronds of Saudi Palm Trees

AHMAD, HAMED AL-GHAMDI and ASHFAQ, AHMAD (2015) Effect of different activating agents on the production of activated carbon from Raw Date Fronds of Saudi Palm Trees. In: Third International Conference on Advances in Bio-Informatics, Bio-Technology and Environmental Engineering- ABBE 2015, 26 - 27 May,2015, Birmingham B42 2SU, UNITED KINGDOM.

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Abstract

In this study activated carbon (AC) was prepared from raw date’s fronds (RDFs) of Saudi palm trees through a single step chemical activation method using H3PO4, KOH and ZnCl2. The effects of different parameters such as, concentrations, carbonization temperature and carbonization time (dwell time), on the BET surface area of ACs were studied. The raw date’s frond charcoal (RDFC) and ACs were characterized by Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), nitrogen adsorption Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The highest BET surface area 1901 m2g-1, 1581 m2g-1 and 607 m2g-1 were obtained at optimum condition of 60 % H3PO4, ZnCl2 and 40% KOH concentration respectively at 400oC carbonization temperature for 3 h carbonization time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activated carbon, Date Fronds, Chemical Activation, Surface area.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 11:35
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 11:35
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/1724

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